Get involved -‘My Species’
This page is to record any diatoms collected through our volunteers or contributors and their local areas.
Have you got diatoms in your local area? Where do you find diatoms? How do you collect a diatom sample?
If you are confirmed for a place at the workshop on 18 March you are also invited to find and create your own diatom sample. Some basic instructions on how to collect a diatom sample can be found below. These instructions will also be sent out to you by email when you place is confirmed.
Please endeavour to collect your water sample as close to the workshop date as possible if you wish to find live diatoms! When you have collected your sample please complete the first stage of the table below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'My species' in the subject line.
You will create your own slide and (hopefully) establish what species of diatom you have collected in your sample when you visit the museum for the workshop.
Your findings will be displayed on 'Diatoms Online' under 'V Factor 2013-2014' then 'My Species'.
|To be carried out in your local area/home/garden|
|Collector Name||Your name|
|Date of collection:||XX.XX.2014|
|Habitat:||River, Stream, Sea, pond, puddle (please delete/add in as appropriate)|
STAGE 2: (to be completed when on site at the Museum)
Number of species found:
|1 -5 or more (please delete/add in as appropriate)|
|Species ID1:||Genus , species name (if known) AND image thumbnail|
|Species ID2:||Genus , species name (if known) AND image thumbnail|
|Species ID3:||Genus , species name (if known) AND image thumbnail|
|Species ID4:||Genus , species name (if known) AND image thumbnail|
|Species ID5:||Genus , species name (if known) AND image thumbnail|